In China for Silvercorp

I got to spend a couple of days with the CEO of Silvercorp Metals as he took analyst from the States and Canada to the company’s mines in China’s Henan province. Silver Corp CEO Myles Gao says the company was targeted by short-sellers’ allegations of wrongdoing and is trying to force the anonymous accusers to come forward.
Myles Gao seems to be working hard to dispel this notion by opening his mine to foreign visitors to see what it’s like to dig for and process the ore into silver. It got to see a bit of how it’s done in a whirlwind tour that took me to the bottom of one mine and into the heat of one of the company’s partner smelters. Not bad for two days mostly spent in a car going from place to place.

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In Beijing for GQ Man of The Year

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To say that light is the photographers best friend is an understatement. Usually I am a big fan of warm light usually found in the early morning hours as the sun comes up or in the late evening as it goes down. If I could shoot between the hours of 4:30AM and 7:00AM or 5:00PM to 7:00PM I would be a happy camper with images touched by golden hour light. Since I don’t live in that world I make do with the light that’s provided or the light I make on my own. I shot the GQ  Men of the Year in China the other night and while the light was challenging, their lighting designer made use of interesting gels for lovely blues and reds making for some pretty interesting color. Since my client wanted something shot more “journlisticly”, they were more than happy to let me shoot available light with slow shutter speed to play with the light on hand. If only everyone had this much to play with I might rethink my early morning/evening sunlight infatuation.

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